- Château Hosanna
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc
- 2026 - 2037
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, April 2021,
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc. This small 4.5 hectare estate sits in the very heart of Pomerol’s central plateau on a combination of red gravel and clay. A strikingly hedonistic style in 2020, the aroma reflects deep dark currants with a slight herbal edge. Full and ample on the palate, this is juicy and rich, with flavours of sweet plum, dark chocolate, and a hint of cinnamon. A lovely, lacquered feel, striking the perfect balance between its noticeable generosity and complex composure with good tannic depth on the finish
James Suckling, April 2021,
This shows very intense, old-vine character with bark, black mushroom and dark fruit. Full-bodied and creamy with unique flavors of earth and fruit. Layered and soulful. The best Hosanna ever? Merlot and cabernet franc. 45% from old vines, dating from the late 1950s.
Jancis Robinson, April 2021,
Purity and precision on the nose, the emphasis on the fruit. Blueberry, blackcurrant nuance. Tannins and texture velvety smooth. Freshness in the tannins provides balance but perhaps less lift than 2019. Compact. Clean finish. (JL) Drink 2028 – 2045
The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.